Each year the Garden Club of New Jersey (GCNJ) presents awards to various local clubs in recognition of their outstanding projects, programs and members.

All local clubs submit applications in compliance with the requirements of the National Garden Club (NCG). The Garden Club of LBI has been the recipient of numerous yearly awards.  In addition to the State and National awards a club may also be presented awards by the Central Atlantic Region (CAR).  The Central Atlantic Region consists of all garden clubs of NY, NJ, PA, OH, DE, MD and the Washington, DC area.  State garden clubs select and submit projects for regional award consideration.

In 2018/2019 , under the direction  of Awards chairpersons, Lesley Taylor and Luellen Henderson, our Club received  a National Garden Club Award and the following Garden Club of NJ awards.

In 2020/2021 this committee will be chaired by Bonnie Brodman.

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

National Garden Club Award

First Place May Duff Walters Achievement Award for Preservation of Beauty

The Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens

Co-Chairs:  Betty Frey, Cathy Sutton and Peg Felix

Central Atlantic Region Awards (CAR)

Third Place Jean Ladson Outstanding Achievement Award for Planting and Maintaining a Butterfly Garden in a Park in the Borough of Barnegat Light, NJ.

Garden Club of New Jersey Awards

East Orange Silver Trophy for Developing and Working with a Community Park

 The Barnegat Light Community Park Butterfly Garden

Co-Chairs: Debbie McWilliams, Judie Alloway, Lesley Taylor


The Wykoff Garden Club Trophy for Renovating and Maintaining a Garden of a Building with Historic Significance

The Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens

Co-Chairs:  Betty Frey, Cathy Sutton and Peg Felix


The Garden Club of Mountain Lakes Silver Trophy for an Outstanding Project Related to Wildflower Preservation

The Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens

Co-Chairs:  Betty Frey, Cathy Sutton and Peg Felix


Hanover Garden Club Trophy for a Successful Innovative Project of Merit

Intergenerational Committee

Co-Chairs: Lois Perry, Beverly Reitinger


The Ruth B. Somerville Silver Trophy for an Outstanding in Litter/Control/Recycling

Chair:  Mary Wilding

The Environmental Committee Project  “A Plastic Ocean.”

Garden Club of NJ Youth Awards

The Garden Club of LBI Youth Awards program is ably chaired by Nancy Kunz. This year our students earned 1st place in the Youth Poetry Contest for Grades 2,3,4,5 and 6 from the NJ State Garden Club.  Two of our high school students received 1st place for the National Garden Clubs HS Essay Contest for Grade 10 and for Grade 11.   Another student’s poem went to CAR and won and was then sent on to the National Garden Club.

Congratulations to Nancy and her committee and to the student participants.